Drs. C. van der Meer (Cor) has a degree in sociology and research methodology of the University of Groningen. He works as project manager for the Fryske Akademy in Leeuwarden/Netherlands and is head of the Mercator Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning which is a platform for Regional and Minority Languages in Europe, serving linguistic diversity.
Cor van der Meer is an expert in the fields of multilingualism, regional and minority languages and language learning. His work is often related to the goals and practices of a number of international organisations. He is frequently presenting his work at conferences and seminars, in Europe and beyond.